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Google Maps has evolved over the years to include many new tools, like traffic reports, Simon Weckert shows that these are easy to spoof, and he does so by using a basic wagon lugging 99 smartphones. This simple “hack” enabled him to create virtual traffic jams throughout Berlin. Yes, he even stopped by Google Berlin during his journey, and many times drivers were rerouted due to the red color coding of traffic. Read more for a video and additional information.
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Apple AirPods are a must-have in many everyday carry bags, as they can not only be used for music, but hands-free calls as well as voice assistance. The main issue people have is not losing an earbud when their charging case isn’t nearby, and that’s where Unnecessary Invention’s BulkPods comes in. Simply put, it can simultaneously charge and store up to 48 AirPods earbuds, so should you lose one, or even two, there will be plenty more to replace them with. Read more for additional pictures and information.
Remember this Tesla Cybertruck knockoff? Well, some readers from Russia have managed to track down its owners, and they actually uploaded a full build video showing exactly what they used to create this bizarre vehicle. The team from Cannon Garage spent a total of $1,300 on the project, and the base vehicle, a Lada Samara, is not electric at all. Read more for a video and additional information.
If you’ve never heard of a Roomba, it’s basically an autonomous robotic vacuum cleaner that utilizes a set of sensors to navigate the floor area of a home and clean it. These sensors can detect the presence of obstacles, dirty spots on the floor, and even steep drops to keep it from falling down stairs. The one downfall is that it can’t actually climb up stairs on its own, that is unless…you’re talking about engineer Peter Sripol’s latest creation. Read more for a video of the world’s first flying Roomba.
There have been no shortages of Tesla Cybertruck knockoffs and parodies these past few weeks, but this one, spotted in Khimki, which is 30 km northwest of the center of Moscow, just might take the cake. So far, nobody has been able to figure out just what its owner used as a base vehicle, but from some of the comments, it appears to be just a standard petrol car, and not electric. Read more for the footage and additional information.
By now, most Apple device users know that Siri is a virtual assistant incorporated into iOS, iPadOS, watchOS, macOS, and tvOS operating systems. It uses voice queries and a natural-language user interface to answer questions, make recommendations, and perform actions. The assistant adapts to users’ individual language usages, searches, and preferences, with continuing use. Read more to see what happens when one user laughs after telling Siri to call him.
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We’ve seen the Cyberphone, the LEGO Cybertruck, and then CyberNUC’s PC case, but now, one pickup owner decided to troll Tesla by creating their own Cybertruck knockoff using duct tape and painted cardboard. What makes this so special is that the sighting occurred directly in front of a Tesla showroom. Just a week after launching the vehicle, Tesla reported to have received over 250,000 pre-orders for the Cybertruck, with 42% choosing the Dual Motor, 41% selecting the Tri Motor, and the other 17% opting for the Single Motor.Read more for the full image.
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When 15-year-old Madelynn Sumpter broke the rules by sneaking in boys at a sleepover party, her parents, Tawnya Ford and Larry Sumpter, gave her a choice of handing over her phone for a month, or giving them access to her social media for two weeks. As you might have already guessed by the title, she chose the latter and unintentionally gained over 10,000 new followers. Read more to see a couple of her Dad’s posts.
Drones are already changing the commerce as well as food delivery industries, and soon, we could be seeing them in the world of luxury. How so? Well, a Netherlands-based Dutch insurance company has managed to create a hammock drone of sorts. Simply put, the idea consists of a regulars-sized hammock that not only can move, but can float just about anywhere, thanks to industrial-sized drones. Read more for the video if you missed it the first time around.
You’d think a police robot would always be ready to help those in need, but that wasn’t the case when Cogo Guebara tried to summon one’s help. She rushed over to press its emergency alert button after seeing a brawl break out nearby in Salt Lake Park, Los Angeles, but rather than alert actual police offers, HP RoboCop loudly said “Step out of the way,” and then continued to roll away playing an ‘intergalactic tune’, while pausing periodically to say ‘Please keep the park clean.’ Read more for two videos and additional information.